Beliefs about language learning

current knowledge, pedagogical implications and new research directions

Eva Bernat, Inna Gvozdenko

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Abstract

This paper argues for an interdisciplinary approach to beliefs about language learning research, and suggests that current studies in this area do not go far enough to examine the extent to which stable factors, such as individual learner differences, account for the nature of beliefs. Next, it elucidates how cognitive and personality psychology provides a foundation for a possible relationship between learner beliefs and personality, and emphasizes the need for further research and a strong theoretical foundation before any attempts to change language learners' beliefs are made in the classroom context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalTESL-EJ
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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